Gary Motykie, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board certified plastic surgeon providing a range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Apart from his plastic surgery practice, Dr. Motykie also oversees his state of the art medical spa facility. Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive innovative non-invasive and minimally invasive treatments at the medspa.
Some patients may be keen to improve their appearance, but unwilling or unable to undergo a surgical procedure. In all such cases, Dr. Motykie is able to address the needs of the patient through his medical spa facility. Technological advancements in non-invasive cosmetic treatments have made them more popular today than ever before.
Botox for Crow’s Feet
Botox has been in use for more than a decade for the cosmetic treatment of frown lines between the eyebrows. It was approved by the FDA for this purpose in 2002. Botox has also been used for many years with FDA approval to treat several medical conditions such as excessive sweating under the arms, chronic headaches and migraine, and eyelid spasms. In 2013, the FDA has given its approval to Botox for the cosmetic reduction of crow’s feet around the eyes.
Patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles and surrounding communities, who may like to reduce their facial signs of aging in a non-surgical manner, may consider Botox at Dr. Motykie’s medspa facility. While facelift plastic surgery has several advantages over Botox, but patients who are looking for only minor enhancements and a simple, non-surgical procedure, may be ideal candidates to receive Botox treatment. It can reduce the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet from the face very effectively.
Benefits of Botox
Botox is produced from the botulinum neurotoxin, which is considered one of the most potent and lethal biological agents in the world. It was discovered more than a century ago, and scientists spent several decades to determine its potential medical and cosmetic benefits. Botox uses the toxin in highly diluted quantities to achieve the desired outcomes. Ever since Botox was approved as a cosmetic treatment by the FDA, it has emerged as one of the most popular non-surgical treatments around the world. Some of its key advantages are as follows:
- Botox is FDA approved and completely safe when applied in recommended doses by a qualified Botox provider.
- The entire treatment can be completed in less than an hour. In some cases, the treatment process may last as little as 15 minutes.
- The procedure does not involve anesthesia.
- Most patients experience very minor pain or discomfort during the procedure.
- The procedure does not involve any downtime, and patients can resume their regular activities or go back to work immediately.
- The treatment avoids all the risks and potential complications that are usually associated with a surgery.
FDA Approval for Crow’s Feet
Crow’s feet, or lateral canthal lines, as they are called clinically, refer to the fine lines radiating from the far outer corner of the eye. These lines are usually caused due to facial expressions or repetitive actions such as smiling, squinting or frowning. These actions cause the underlying muscles to contract, and the outer skin gets folded. Over a period of time, these repetitive actions can cause permanent lines and wrinkles.
To reduce these wrinkles, Botox is injected directly into the muscle that is causing the wrinkle. Botox cuts off the communication between the muscle and the nervous system, causing it to relax. This prevents the formation of muscle even when the person smiles. With the FDA approval of Botox for reduction of crow’s feet, it is now possible to enhance facial appearance further without the need for surgery.
Dr. Motykie provides this treatment at his medspa for patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas. FDA has clearly stated that Botox is an effective temporary treatment to reduce wrinkles forming near the eyes, which are commonly known as crow’s feet. Results with Botox may last for anywhere between three and six months, after which the treatment can be repeated for prolonged benefits.
Botox is manufactured by an Irvine, California based company called Allergan, Inc. Allergan conducted an extensive study involving two large groups of adult participants. One of the groups, comprising 833 adults, was randomly assigned to receive a Botox placebo injection. Following the treatment, this group revealed a significant reduction in the appearance of crow’s feet in comparison to the other group that was left untreated. The successful results of this study contributed to the evidence reviewed by the FDA before deciding on the approval of Botox for crow’s feet.
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